Report Our dream/intention to live in CR in Real Estate in Costa Rica Posted February 11, 2014 We bought and happy we did! This forum is, my opinion, is much more 'renters' vs 'owners' but the questions was asked about who purchased and if they were happy! Our neighbors put their place up for sale and it was under contract in 5 days. Owning is good too for some!! Are you absentee owners and if so how do you handle security in your absence?